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Build A Simple Mini Flip Light In Under 30 Minutes

Lamps are easy to come by, but if you want to make your own, Make shows off an incredibly simple build that stuffs a flippable light inside a small jar.

Build A Spotlight With A Flashlight And A Magnifying Glass

If you need to do some serious nighttime spotting, you can make a powerful spotlight using a flashlight focusing light through a large magnifying glass.

Make A Motion-Triggered Night Light For Under The Bed

If you’re tired of bumping into things when you get out of bed in the middle of the night, this DIY project may be for you. LEDs mounted under the bed turn on when you get up or approach the bed, but only if the room is dark.

Make A Bike Light That Turns On Automatically In The Dark

It’s important to wear lights when you’re out and about on your bike, but if you’re the type who happens to forget to turn yours on (or off in the morning), Instructables user Solarcycle shows us how to build a light that turns on and off automatically.

DIY IKEA Metallic Fruit Bowl Lamp

We’ve seen IKEA lamp hacks in the past that use plant pots and bag holders. This one starts with a fruit bowl.

The Best Way To Position Your Lamps For Task Lighting

Proper lighting is one of the keys to working and reading without eye strain. This Old House offers a rule of thumb for placing lamps at the correct height for task lighting.

Make A Chandelier From IKEA Tealights

Want a touch of glittering lighting elegance on a Struggle Street budget? A ‘chandelier’ built from IKEA tealight holders might do the trick.

Change The Colour Of A Hue Lightbulb With A Text Message

You may have heard of Phillips Hue Lightbulbs that connect over Wi-Fi and let you adjust them via your smartphone. If you happen to have one, you can access an open API to hack them to do more than standard operations.

Build This Easy Desk Lamp From CDs

Remember when burning CDs was a thing, and everyone had stacks and stacks of blank CDs stored on spindles? Well, if you still have some of those spindles and no need for the CDs anymore, this easy DIY project turns them into a fun desk or hanging lamp, perfect for your workspace or home office.

Turn An NES Controller Into A Night Light

When you need to get up at night, it helps to have a little light so you don’t stumble through the dark. If any light will do, why not make an awesome one out of an old NES controller?

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